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Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Want to Marry You Cookies

Let me just say this:  These cookies might not make you want to marry whoever made them for you, but they might make you want to marry the actual cookie!!!  Oh, wow, these were absolutely fantastic cookies... I usually have my one, maybe two (if I really stretch it) favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes and I don't venture far from them - but these... yea, these will definitely end up as my number two chocolate chip cookie recipe.  And trust me, that is saying a lot!

I Want to Marry You Cookies
Slightly adapted from Mary at Barefeet in the Kitchen
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar (I used light)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:
In a bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Scrape sides down with a rubber spatula.  With the mixer running on low, add the egg and mix until just incorporated.  Add the egg yolk and mix until just incorporated (don't forget to scrape down the sides!!).  Add the vanilla and vanilla bean and mix just until combined.

In another bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and add it to the wet ingredients, mixing until combined.  Fold in the chocolate and white chocolate chips.  Roll, by hand, into 24 medium size balls or 50-60 smaller ones.  Chill for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Remove cookies from the refrigerator and place on baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.  Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on how big you make them, or until cookies are just set and slightly brown on the edges.  Remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.  Enjoy!

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15 comments:

Debbie said...

I just love cookies....been making too many lately but this recipe just makes me want more. I love the name of it!!!

Yenta Mary said...

Breakfast! OMG, those look so good!!! And how can you not love the title??? :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Loved that first sentence!! That's probably more like it. lol They look AMAZING. Now where's my cup of coffee and that food-like substance protein bar?

Mary said...

I am so glad that you liked them. You've made me crave those cookies all over again. YUM! Yours look perfect. Have a GREAT day, Jenn!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Cinnamon and oatmeal- it's guaranteed to be awesome with those two things! Then add vanilla beans AND chocolate?? Yeah. I'll marry you Cookie!! You know I'll be making these someday soon :)

Mary said...

These sound delicious, Jenn. A gal can never have too many recipes for chocolate chip cookies :-). I keep trying new ones as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

They do look amazing! I think I'll be making these for the kids soon.

Jennifurla said...

How can I resist these??

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

These look so darned delish, I have got to make some soon. Thanks for the recipe.
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Becki's Whole Life said...

They look wonderful..the picture of the one cut open makes me want to try these!

Candace said...

These are so not good for my sugar detox this week. oh geez.... they look delicious!

Chris said...

You can't marry a cookie in East Tennessee. You can marry your first cousin (seriously, our former neighbor was married to her first cousin) but cookies, I'm pretty sure that's illegal.

Lisa said...

I might not marry them, but I would squeal in delight while eating them. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

Jenn said...

What a great name!

Bo said...

I love the name...Ton of great stuff in them too.